Josiah Seth Mixson in his writeup of his great grandfather, John Mixson, states that one of the brothers moved to Alabama, and was "immensely rich". John Mixson of Dallas County, AL, though a large landholder and slaveholder, would not qualify because his name was "John" and would not be a brother. Too, he would have been too young. One James Mixon in SC received a grant to 1000 acres of land in Marion District in 1805. The District at that time must have extended a short distance across the Peedee River, as the description of the lands would place them in what is now Florence County, and near the Peedee River.

James is not shown in any census in 1800 or 1810 in that area. He must have m. about 1800, sold out his holdings there and moved on down into the Mississippi Territory about 1810, as he is shown as one of the soldiers in the War of 1812. He was in Clarke County, AL, where he received 1 grant of land Dec. 11, 1815, 2 more grants Oct. 17, 1816. On Mar. 12, 1817, it appears these grants were assigned to Robert H. Phillips.

Others receiving grants in 1816 were: Francis Womack, Wm. Wadkins, John L. Pearson, George Hearn, Joseph Chambers, and in 1817, three grants to John Cox. (All these names are familiar with Cheraws-Marlboro area of SC).

James and his family are listed in the 1830 census of Clarke County, but by 1831 they moved up to Greene County, AL, where some 16 grants were made to him in 1830-32 totaling about 120 acres, and three grants to Charlotte Mixon, his wife, totaling 200 acres. James died intestate in 1837) leaving his widow and two married daughters, Maria, wife of Robert Taylor; and Marsie, wife of William L. Beckham. Both daughters had married in Clarke County. Marcy m. Wm.

The 1840 census lists Charlotte Mixon, age 60-70. b. probably about 1775, and assuming James was about 10 years older, he would have been b. about 1765, d. 1837.

James Mixon obtained a passport from the Governor of Georgia to travel through the Creek Nation of Indians, Feb. 14, 1810. Said passport stated James was from Marion District, SC

Charlotte Mixon, widow of James Mixon, executed her will on June 18, 1844, probated Nov. 10, 1845. Mentions two daughters, Marcy, wife of Wm. L. Beckham, and Maria, wife of Robert Taylor (he was named executor), and two granddaughters, Charlotte Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor.

Census and records:

1830 Henry, AL, James Mixon, males: under 5:2, 20-29:1, females: 20-29:1

1831 St Stephens, Greene, AL, U.S. General Land Office Records, James Mixon, Issue date Jan 1, 1831, 19-N, 1-E, section 8, Accession Number AL0050__.367 


3385 Marcy Mixon - b. 1805 in SC, m. Dec 23, 1823 to William L. Beckham

3386 Maria Mixon - b. 1812 in GA, m. Robert Taylor, June 26, 1825 Children:

10298 Charlotte Taylor

10299 Elizabeth Taylor



William Mixson is listed in the 1790 census of SC, Cheraws District, 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, and 2 females. The 1810 census seems to be incomplete (the census sheet was torn), which showed 1 male under 10, and 1 female 45 and over.

This was Marloboro District, but no mention is made of him in the 1810 census. He obtained a land grant to 150 acres on June 5, 1786, surveyed for him Oct. 7, 1784, which lay on the northeast side of the great Peedee River and on the fork of Muddy Creek. He sold 50 acres of this land to Henry B. Thomas, Aug. 16, 1815, having sold previously 100 acres of land grant to Lemuel Burkett on Feb. 16, 1789.

He must have still been living in that area in 1815 at the time of sale of the 50 acres to Mr. Thomas. The censuses before 1850 are not as complete in detail as this one and subsequent censuses therefore Lie might have been listed or counted in the home of others in the earlier censuses.

William could have been one of the sons of John Mixson IV, who was listed as living on lower Muddy Creek, about 1740 by Harvey T. Cook in his 'Rambles of the Peedee Basin'.

Names of any of his sons or other children are not known. Many sons left home at 16 to 18, migrated to Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas Tennessee, Texas and other states or territories with no family records by which they can be identified.

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